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January 1981

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Maxillary Sinus

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine (Drs Ahmad and Fayos), and University of Michigan Medical Center (Dr Cordoba), Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(1):48-51. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790370050011

• A retrospective analysis of 59 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus, which were treated either with radiation alone or combined surgery and radiation, was performed. Fifty-six cases (95%) had T3 and T4 lesions. Our results show that six (66.6%) of nine of T3 and T4 lesions were controlled by combined therapy, while radiation alone controlled 15 (34%) of 44 of T3 and T4 lesions. Five-year actuarial survival of T3 and T4 patients treated with combined therapy was 75% and 33.3%, respectively, while survival of T3 and T4 patients treated with radiation alone was 38.4% and 33.2%, respectively. The five-year actuarial survival for the whole series was 39.3%. It is our opinion that better results could be obtained with surgery followed by radiation therapy in selected cases.

(Arch Otolaryngol 107:48-51, 1981)

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